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SAN SHOU
RULES

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Please see GENERAL BOUT RULES PAGE in ADDITION to the rules below.
Note that some of the "GBR" will NOT apply to San Shou Style Fighting. Click HERE

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IKF San Shou "GENERAL" Rules

  1. Kicks are allowed to the inside and outside of the legs as well as the upper body.
  2. Knee and elbow strikes are not allowed. (In some cases, knees may be allowed)
  3. All types of Judo & Wrestling Throws are Legal In San Shou.
  4. Fighters have 5 seconds after clinch to execute a takedown, throw or sweep or they are separated by the center referee.
  5. The bout may take place on either a raised platform with no ropes or in a boxing ring with ropes.

IKF SAN SHOU SCORING and JUDGING

  1. There are 2 aspects of IKF San Shou Scoring. Stand Up and Takedown scores. Both are ADDED scores by each judge on their scoring "CLICKERS".
  2. STAND UP: Three Judges will score each fighter by each landed strike "1" Point (Punch or Kick) per strike landed clean and with power. Glove to glove contact does not count as points, clash of kicks, and neither does slap punches while in a clinch.
    • Keep in mind, a kick that lands but is "CAUGHT" by the receiving fighter and the receiving fighter FOLLOWS with a counter that lands effectively, or a throw/sweep that is executed effectively, the kick DOES NOT count as a point.
  3. TAKEDOWNS: After each throw, takedown, sweep etc, the bout referee will stop the action and award points if earned. To indicate points earned, the referee, after both fighters are standing, will POINT his hand to the fighter who is awarded the points while his other hand is raised high in the air showing the point total with his fingers. He will also yell the point score verbally. These points awarded shall be recorded by each judge on their count "Clickers" in each of their hands to the awarded fighters point total.
  4. IKF JUDGES SCORING
    • At the end of each round, each judge will write the TOTAL amount of points for each fighter on their score card. Although the WINNER will only receive "1" point on the MASTER SCORE SHEET kept by the Chief Ringside Scorekeepers, it is good for review purposes to know the total points each judge scored the bout as.
    • At the end of each round, the Chief Ringside Scorekeepers will only give "1" point to the WINNING fighter who is the fighter with the most points in the round. The losing fighter will receive "0" points.
    • At the end of the bout, unless the bout was stopped prior to the end of the scheduled rounds (KO, TKO DQ etc.) the fighter with the most rounds WON will win the bout.
  5. IKF REFEREE POINTS AWARDED
    • 5A: 0 Points:
      • If a fighter attempts a throw and the other fighter pulls him/her down with them, and neither show control. This is the decision of the referee.
      • One opponent uses a falling technique to attack and does not succeed.
      • One opponent uses a flying offensive technique with a deliberately falling technique, the latter will not score a point.
    • 5B: 1 Point:
      • "IF" The fighter being thrown uses a throw "COUNTER TECHNIQUE" and reverses the beginning thrower in regards to position of control or command, the fighter who ends up in the controlling or commanding position within a count of "1" after both fighters hit the floor shall receive the 1 point awarded. If both end up side by side, no points shall be awarded.
    • 5C: 2 Points:
      • Any knockdown from a strike (Punch or Kick) will award 2 points to the striker as long as the technique (strike) is clean and the standing fighter does not touch the ring floor.
      • On such a strike, if the fallen fighter does not require to be given a standing 8 count and rises off the matt quickly after the knockdown, again, this is 2 points.
      • However, If an 8 count is required after a strike drops a fighter, this will be awarded "3" points. See below.
      • Any basic throw that is not high altitude or of extreme skill/difficulty will be awarded 2 points to the thrower. Anytime one fighter throws, sweeps or shoves his/her opponent to the floor without the thrower touching the ring floor with anything but his/her feet.
      • The opponent is forced to fall by the competitors techniques, including the competitors deliberately falling while dodging defensively, the standing fighter shall be awarded "2" Points.
    • 5D: 3 Points:
      • Any HIGH ALTITUDE or EXPLOSIVE, DEVASTATING THROW shall be awarded 3 points.
      • Any knockdown from a strike or any technique that requires the referee to give a fighter a standing 8 count, the fighter not being given the 8 count will receive 3 Points. The referee will give the standing 8 count first and then award points as required unless he, the referee elects to stop the bout instead.
      • The opponent is knocked down by a dropping sweep where his feet fly out from under him where he lands on his back. It is OK if the sweepers hands touch the ground.

HOW A WINNER IS DETERMINED IN IKF SAN SHOU

  1. The fighter with the most ROUNDS WON at the end of the bout is the winner OR;
  2. If a fighter is knocked out, counted out by the ring referee, receives a TKO (Technical Knockout) or the referee stops the bout because he feel a fighter is not able or should not continue due to safety issues, the other fighter will win the bout OR;
  3. Other ways to stop a bout and win a bout can be due to Injury or Disqualification due to Fouls.

IKF SAN SHOU TECHNIQUES

  • Legal Techniques;
    • Punches to the head and body.
    • Kicks to the head, body and legs.
    • Throws and takedowns.
    • In some bouts, when requested, knees may be approved and allowed.
  • Illegal Techniques;
    • Biting.
    • Head Butts.
    • Joint Attacks.
    • Elbow Strikes.
    • Holding and Hitting.
    • Open Hand Strikes.
    • Strikes to the Groin.
    • Strikes to the Knees.
    • Kicks or Punches to the Spine.
    • Throws that involve Joint Manipulation.
    • Kicks or Punches to the back of the Head.

RING BOUNDARY - Off The Ring

  1. If the bout is fought on a platform floor with no ropes, there will be no "PUSHING" of a fighter out of the ring. This will result in a warning, then a point foul, and finally, a disqualification of the pusher.
  2. However, if a fighter runs off the platform and is not FIGHTING or DEFENDING as they leave the platform, this will result in a warning, then 1 point awarded to his/her opponent and finally, an automatic TKO loss.
  3. If a fighter goes off the ring while fighting or defending, the referee will simply begin both fighters again at center ring.

IKF SAN SHOU DRESS CODE
Shorts are MANDATORY- NO Long Pants!


San Shou Rules
SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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  • AMATEUR Safety Equipment
    • Headgear Is not mandatory - Except in TOURNAMENTS & the United Kingdom.
    • Shin Pads - Shin-n-instep padding
      • MANDATORY FOR ALL AMATEUR BOUTS IN FLORIDA.
      • Are Not Mandatory in single event bouts but may be used.
      • For SAFETY Reasons Shin Pads are MANDATORY in all IKF "AMATEUR TOURNAMENT" competitions.
      • Fighters must supply their own Shin Pads. However, in some events, these are provided by the promoter.
    • Groin Cup is Mandatory.
    • Mouthpiece is Mandatory.
    • Handwraps are Mandatory.
    • Fight Gloves (That will be supplied by all IKF Event Promoters) are Mandatory. 8 & 10 Ounce Gloves. See Weight Classes For Glove Sizes. (10 & 12 ounce size used in Amateur Tournament Competition)
  • PRO Safety Equipment
    • Headgear Is Not Allowed in PRO IKF Bouts.
    • Groin Cup is Mandatory.
    • Mouthpiece is Mandatory.
    • Shin-n-instep padding -Not Allowed
    • Hand Wraps are Mandatory.
    • Fight Gloves (That will be supplied by all IKF Event Promoters) are Mandatory. 8 & 10 Ounce Gloves. See Weight Classes

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